6.3 earthquake in northern Peru


earthquake-in-northern-PeruLima: A shallow 6.3 magnitude earthquake has rattled northern Peru near the coastal city of Piura with no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Nelson Penachin of Peru’s civil defense agency said it has no reports so far of damage from the quake that struck at 6:51 pm local time yesterday. The US Geological Service said its epicentre was six miles (10 kilometres) underground.

magnitude temblor centred near the city of Pisco struck at 3:59 am with no damage reported. The city suffered a devastating 2007 quake of 8.0 magnitude that claimed more than 500 lives.